Patricia Daley is Professor of the Human Geography of Africa. She is also an Helen Morag Fellow and Geography Tutor at Jesus College, Oxford. She served as the University Assessor for 2015 – 2016. Her previous academic appointments were at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, Loughborough University and Pembroke College, Oxford. She has taught a range of human geography topics, as well as specialist courses on African societies and environments. At Jesus College she held the administrative offices of Tutor for Admissions (1999-2002) and Tutor for Women (1998-2004). She has been on various College committees, including the Academic Committee, Disciplinary Panel, and on the Accommodation, Catering and Conference Committee.
As a consequence of her research on violence and displacement in Central Africa, she was invited to give a 30th Anniversary address at the Center for Refugees Studies, York University, Toronto, in November 2013. She was also invited as an academic expert to the High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges, UNHCR, Geneva, in December 2008. Other invitations included presenting a paper at the High Level Roundtable/Colloquium on Democracy, Governance and the Pan-African Idea: Whither Africa?, at UNECA, Addis Ababa in May 2012, and as a participant at the conference on Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance in the 21st Century organized by UNECA/African Union, Addis Ababa in May 2013.
With respect to her interests in African political ecology, she was awarded an ESRC/NERC interdisciplinary seminar grant on African Environments (2005-2007). She chaired the African Environments Programme for the academic year 2006-7. Her media work includes acting as a consultant for an internationally-screened documentary film on the genocide in Rwanda (Rwanda: the Forgotten Tribe), and participated in panel discussions on topics, such as climate change and Africa, and refugees on the Shoot the Messenger programme at VoxAfrica.com. She has commented on the 2015 political violence on Burundi on Al Jazeera and the BBC World Service.